Rosters for the NWSL Challenge Cup are below. Given the uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus, players could opt out of competing in the Challenge Cup and a few did, including Megan Rapinoe (OL Reign), Christen Press (Utah Royals FC), Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC). Carli Lloyd and Mallory Pugh (both Sky Blue FC) are injured and won’t be playing either.
Veteran NWSL and U.S. Women’s National Team players Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris, along with Brazilian legend Marta, new Prider Emily Sonnett, NWSL newcomer Ali Riley, and Canadian international Shelina Zadorsky won’t be competing due to the Orlando Pride’s withdrawal from the tournament. Pride forward Alex Morgan is also out after giving birth to a baby girl in May. The Pride had a whole new look and it’s a shame we won’t get to see the squad in action.
There’s plenty of star power, however. The NWSL is home to all of the players from the 2019 World Cup-winning squad, and talented international along with a new crop of rookies.
FED = Federation player. These players have their salaries paid by the U.S. Soccer Federation or the Canadian Soccer Association.
INT = International player. Uses an international roster spot.
CDP = College draft pick. Players picked in the 2020 NWSL College Draft.